We headed up the coast
for some holiday time with the family.
We played a lot of Codenames
, spent some time at the beach
, and roamed between the parents' house and Ted
There was tons of food, both of the home-cooked variety and the restaurant variety.
By far the highlight of the entire holiday was stopping by California's own Potbelly in Irvine. Why even go to the east coast anymore?
December Gentlemnn's Beer Exploration Society was an adventure to the Lost Abbey Confessional
and some nearby pizza. There was a bourbon barrel Santa's Little Helper and a couple of well-fed Santa's little helpers.
Still making progress on Fire Emblem, haven't hit the timeshift so it's nice to have a good chunk of game left before going again with a different house and fixing all my mistakes
. It's still on the easy side and I'm not sure who I should be recruiting or using as my A-team. Typically these become clear after a playthrough and/or faq read.
(Spoilers) After the least surprising death in history (I guess even moreso after it was foreshadowed), I'm getting the impression that this is falling into the somewhat-tropey
medieval postapocalypse. I'm pretty sure the 'goddess' is evil and masked baddie is good or future-you or something.
The first DLC arrived just as J and me were starting second characters. Handsome Jackpot is a substantial, enjoyable DLC
and great homage to the franchise's iconic villain.
The dialogue and characters in Handsome Jackpot easily outshine those of the base game.
While the DLC doesn't quite rival the Knoxx or Tiny Tina experiences
, it brings a bunch of neat new areas and gamewide content (mods, guns).
As mentioned, J and I have explored every nook and cranny of the main game and quite enjoyed the less prominent content
We've still yet to defeat Wotan The Invincible. I briefly specced into a support Fl4k build - using the dominate/mind control ability in hopes of gaining allies to soak hits. It didn't work out, although I managed to run around for quite some time while doing no damage (after J went down). I'm back to the crit build with a much better class mod that may have been from the DLC.
We'll probably take another run at him with the new HJPot loot and having read up on useful things like the Brainstormer
. We've played a little bit with our new characters, but it'd sure be nice if you could start on TVHM (after having already unlocked it).